Guided Self Placement
Students are encouraged to complete the guided self-placement to assist with the development of a student educational plan and determine proper placement into English and mathematics courses. Students who plan to earn an associate degree, earn an associate degree for transfer, or plan to transfer to a four-year university are encouraged to complete the guided self-placement process.
English Guided Self Placement
High school graduates with a cumulative, unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or higher will self-place into transfer-level English Language & Composition (English 1A). High school graduates with a cumulative, unweighted grade point average below 2.5 are encouraged to take transfer-level English Critical Reading & Composition Expanded (English 1AEX) or non-transfer-level/one level below transfer English Integrated Reading & Writing II (English 104).
ESL Guided Self-Placement
We have six levels of ESL classes at Las Positas College. The Las Positas College ESL Guided Self-Placement is a tool to help new students choose the best level to study. The Guided Self-Placement is not designed for currently enrolled students. The Guided Self-Placement can be taken once every 12 months.
To complete the ESL Guided Self-Placement, you will need your Wnumber (student ID). Please use a computer (not a cellphone) to complete the ESL Guided Self-Placement. It is not designed to work with mobile devices.
Please take your time with the ESL Guided Self-Placement and contact the ESL Department if you have any questions. We look forward to you joining ESL classes at Las Positas College!
Mathematics Guided Self Placement
High school graduates will self-place into the appropriate mathematics class using three criteria: their cumulative, unweighted grade point average, the highest-level mathematics course completed, and the grade received in that course.
- Mathematics Guided Self-Placement Tutorial
- Mathematics Guided Self-Placement Information
- Multiple Measures Placement for Math 1
- Mathematics Department
Foreign Language Guided Self Placement
Exceptions to Guided Self Placement
Students who plan to enroll concurrently while still in high school including Middle College, non-high school graduates, international students, English as a Second Language (ESL) learners, and students who are unsure of proper English and mathematics placement are encouraged to contact the Las Positas College Assessment Center for assistance.
Assessment Center Closed
The Assessment Center will be closed this week, Monday, January 6, 2020 through Friday, January 10, 2020. The Assessment Center will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, January 13, 2020.
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